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CS 494 - Senior Project II

Spring 2021

Official Description

Continuation of CS 492. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Credit is not given for both CS 494 and a project course in another engineering department for the same project. Prerequisite: CS 492.

Related Faculty

Course Director

Learning Goals

work in teams, coordinate efforts for common goal (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
interview client to define/refine requirements (3), (4), (5)
work with client liaison on an ongoing basis and adapt to changing requirements (1), (2), (3), (4)
specify limits of project scope (1), (2), (3)
identify end-users characteristics (1), (3)
construct a feature breakdown structure (1), (2), (3), (4)
create a plan based on feature breakdown (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
give a formal technical presentation (f)
objectively present the status of a project (b), (c), (d), (f), (i), (k)
write a synopsis and progress report with plan for completion at halfway point (3), (4), (5)
document completed work (3), (4), (5)
evaluate peers performance in team (4), (5)
document progress, communicate with stakeholders (3), (4), (5)
construct solution to client's problem (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

Topic List

Communicating with Your Client and Team
Technical Presentations
Agile Methods
Making a Plan
Feature Breakdown
Setting Goals
Managing Your Client’s Expectations
Documenting Your Project

Assessment and Revisions

Revisions in last 6 years Approximately when revision was done Reason for revision Data or documentation available?
require maintenance of team/project wiki fall 2011 discussion with industry partners and former students that have graduated
changed formal planning requirement to add focus on agile methods fall 2010 discussion with industry partners and former students that have graduated
in class presentations include regular status updates for every team rotating between team members fall 2012 discussion with industry partners and former students that have graduated
changed paper format to wiki, word count replaces page count fall 2011 discussion with industry partners and former students that have graduated
added requirement to maintain Jira issues-tracking database fall 2011 discussion with industry partners and former students that have graduated
TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Senior Project IICS40242ONL30930 - 1020 R    Michael Joseph Woodley